Tentative Technical Program



Sunday, October 28


07:30 - 08:15 Registration Opens


08:15 - 08:30 Welcome Message from the Co-Chairs


08:30 – 10:00 Session 1:


A Deep Reinforcement Learning-based Trust Management Scheme for Software-defined Vehicular Networks

Dajun Zhang (Carleton University); F. Richard Yu (Carleton University); Ruizhe Yang (Beijing University of Technology); Helen Tang (Defence Research and Development Canada)


Optimized Anonymity Updating in VANET Based on Information and Privacy Joint Metrics

Xu Han, Daxin Tian, Xuting Duan, Zhengguo Sheng, Yunpeng Wang, Victor C.M. Leung (University of Waterloo)


Information-centric Strategies for Content Delivery in Intelligent Vehicular Networks

Rodolfo W. L. Coutinho, Azzedine Boukerche (University of Ottawa)



10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break



10:30 - 12:00 Session 2:


Blockchain-Based Distributed Software-Defined Vehicular Networks via Deep Q-Learning

Chao Qiu, Fangmin Xu, Haipeng Yao, Chenglin Zhao (Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecomm.); F. Richard Yu (Carleton University)


Distributed SDN Controller Placement Using Betweenness Centrality & Hierarchical Clustering

Khaled Alhazmi, Abdallah Moubayed, Abdallah Shami (Western University)


An Energy-efficient UAV-based Data Aggregation Protocol in Wireless Sensor Networks

Peng Sun and Azzedine Boukerche (University of Ottawa)


12:00 - 13:30 Lunch Break


13:30 - 15:00 Session 5:


An Adaptive Power Level Control Algorithm for DSRC Congestion Control

Maan Joseph, Xiaofeng Liu and Arunita Jaekel (University of Windsor, Canada)


PlaSA - Platooning Service Architecture

Bruno Ribeiro, Fabio Goncalves and Vadym Hapanchak (University of Minho, Portugal); Bruno Dias (Universidade do Minho, Portugal); Antonio D. Costa (Universidade do Minho & Centro ALGORITMI, Portugal); Joaquim H Macedo (University of Minho, Portugal);  Maria João M. R. da C. Nicolau (Universidade do Minho & Centro ALGORITMI, Portugal); Oscar Silvio Marques de Almeida Gama and Sara Barros (University of Minho, Portugal); Alexandre Santos (University of Minho & Centro Algoritmi, Portugal); Paulo Araújo (Algoritmi Center, University of Minho, Portugal)


Congestion Mitigation in Densely Crowded Environments for Augmenting Quality of Service in Vehicular Clouds

Moayad Aloqaily, Carleton University, Canada, Ismaeel AlRidhawi and Faisal Zaman (University of Ottawa)



15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break


15:30 - 16:15 Panel Discussion/Tutorial


16:15 - 17:45 Session 6:


Adaptive Forwarding Control using Network Coding for Efficient Multicasting in Mobile Ad-hoc Networks

Masami Yoshida, Taku Noguchi and Alberto Gallegos (Ritsumeikan University, Japan)


Energy Trade-offs in Millimeter Wave Vehicular Networks by exploiting a Hyperfractal Model

Philippe Jacquet (INRIA, France); Dalia Georgiana Popescu (Nokia Bell Labs, France); Bernard Mans (Macquarie University, Australia)


Multi-objective approaches to improve QoS in Vehicular ad-hoc Networks

Hilson Andrade (Federal University of Pernambuco & Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Pernambuco, Brazil); Marcus Rios, Rafael Lima, Henrique Lacerda and Abel Silva-Filho (Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil)


17:45 – 18:00 Closing Remarks